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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Creating and Managing Accounts

Thinking about password policy before creating new users is, for me, a cart-and-horse issue. If you create a lot of user accounts and then make your password policy stringent, you then have to force a password change among all your users before you can claim the new policy is in full effect. That situation is unavoidable in some cases, but no less inconvenient to users. If you’ve had an online account you rarely use, and the password policy changed in the meantime, you know it can be a hassle.

Now that you’ve learned the different ways you can improve password strength without much effort, it’s a simple matter of creating accounts with the right information to support your users. Remember that a user isn’t necessarily ...

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